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A Clunker's Fate Once It's Cashed In

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Cars stacked up and waiting to be shredded at United Iron and Metal in Baltimore, MD. (Photo by Tamara Keith)

The federal Cash for Clunkers program kicked off this weekend, and dealerships were pushing it hard to sell new cars. The program was created by Congress last month to give a boost to the struggling auto industry while helping the environment. The idea is to get older polluting cars off the road for good and replace them with new more-efficient ones. Tamara Keith has this report on what will happen to all the clunkers:

The Car Allowance Rebate System

Find your fuel economy

An article on the program from the LA Times

Producer: Tamara Keith
Release Date: July 27, 2009
Running Time: 3:29

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